May 25th is Towel Day! A tribute to Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. Towel Day sees fans carrying towels with them as part of their daily activities. According to Hitchhiker's Guide, a towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. You can wrap it around you, you can lie on it, you can sleep under it, you can use it as a sail, you can wet it for hand-to-hand-combat, you can wave your towel as a distress signal and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems clean enough. Any person who can travel the galaxy and still know where his towel is, is clearly a person to be reckoned with. So DON’T PANIC, no matter what the day throws at you, draw comfort from the knowledge you have your towel!

Hitchhiker

A Biography of Douglas Adams
M.J. Simpson (2003)

A biography of the man himself, organized not unlike one of the man’s greater works. Simpson's writing style has a similar wry and witty note his subject effortlessly found.

The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music CD (2012)

Occasionally you may find yourself taking an unexpected journey, here's a soundtrack for your travels, whatever planet you end up on.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 

Douglas Adams (2005)

Narrated by none other than Stephen Fry, this IS the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Dolphin's, Fjords, Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters, it's all here in all its improbability drive glory.

Don't Panic

Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Neil Gaiman (2009)

"It's all devastatingly true–except the bits that are lies" – Douglas Adams. Don't Panic, the definitive companion to the Hitchhiker's Guide series.

Are Dolphins Really Smart?

The Mammal Behind the Myth
Justin Gregg (2013)

Are dolphins really smart enough to abandon the planet before impending doom? Perhaps this book can unlock the secrets.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Dr. Seuss (1960)

So long and thanks for all the one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish!


The Rough Guide to Iceland 

David Leffman (2013)

A quick and helpful travel guide to some of the worlds best fjords. 

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 

DVD (2005)

The most recent adaptation of Hitchhiker's Guide, excellently cast and happy to watch.

Doctor Who

Shada: the Lost Adventure by Douglas Adams
Gareth Roberts (2012)

I bet you didn't know that Douglas Adams wrote for Doctor Who? Shada: the Lost Adventure was scripted for the television series, but was never produced. It has, however, been transformed into a novel.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency 

Douglas Adams (2012)

Douglas Adams described Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency as a, "thumping good detective-ghost-horror-who dunnit-time travel-romantic-musical-comedy-epic." Dirk Gently mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats for old ladies, until he is called upon to save the world. 

Screen Your Stuff

A Fun, Funky Introduction to Silk-Screening your Tees, Totes, Towels, and More

Marion Levy (2008)

You might need to decorate your towel to distinguish it through your travels, with this book you can!

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 

Douglas Adams (2009)

The book that started it all.

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